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Cricket World Cup: fans of all 10 teams review the tournament

Readers from around the world reflect on seven weeks of cricket and one astounding finalEngland’s run to the semi-finals, and indeed final, could not have been more quintessentially English. The team came into the tournament on a great run and hope was…

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Cricket World Cup: fans of all 10 teams review the tournament

Readers from around the world reflect on seven weeks of cricket and one astounding finalEngland’s run to the semi-finals, and indeed final, could not have been more quintessentially English. The team came into the tournament on a great run and hope was…

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India pile tons on Sri Lanka to put Cricket World Cup pressure on Australia

• Sri Lanka 264-7; India 265-3 – India win by seven wickets• Openers Rahul and Sharma both score centuries for IndiaIndia brushed aside the challenge posed by Sri Lanka with the confidence of a side that already knew their semi-final berth was secure. …

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India v Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Updates from Headingley, 10.30am (BST) startEngland’s action plan for World Cup gloryGet in touch! Email Tim with your thoughts 10.30am BST In case you’re wondering how England can finally win the World Cup, Rob Smyth has a ten-point plan. 10.20am BST…

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Avishka Fernando hits high notes and Sri Lanka hold nerve against West Indies

• Sri Lanka 338-6; West Indies 315-9 (Sri Lanka win by 23 runs)• Nicholas Pooran’s 118 in vain as West Indies come up just shortNicholas Pooran waded in at the Riverside where MS Dhoni dared not tread at Edgbaston on Sunday, turning a game on its head …

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Sri Lanka v West Indies: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the Riverside in DurhamBairstow takes out frustrations in cause of England winAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 10.06am BST Sri Lanka Karunaratne, K Perera, Fernando, K Mendis, Mathews, Thirimanne, de Silva…

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Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka stung by South Africa after bees stop play

• Sri Lanka 204; South Africa 206-1. South Africa win by nine wkts• Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis share unbroken stand of 175Anyone arriving at Chester-le-Street just after two o’clock would have been bewildered to find two umpires, 11 men in green an…

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Sri Lanka v South Africa: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from Chester-le-StreetBairstow blasts critics ‘waiting for England to fail’And you can drop Adam an email or tweet @collinsadam 10.48am BST 2nd over: Sri Lanka 14-1 (K Perera 6, Fernando 6) Chris Morris is opening up with the …

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Lasith Malinga proves he is still Sri Lanka’s master of the round-arm fling | Barney Ronay

The 35-year-old bowler, dismissed as a brash interloper, cast as a mercenary and gadabout, inspired his listing team to an unexpected Cricket World Cup victory over EnglandGive that man a swimming pool. Pimp the team bus. Rejig the semi-final calculati…

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Sri Lanka and Malinga blow away England in World Cup shock

• Sri Lanka 232-9; England 212. Sri Lanka win by 20 runs• Veteran paceman Malinga takes four for 43 to stun hostsAgainst all the odds Sri Lanka produced the result of the tournament with a stunning 20-run victory over England. Dimuth Karunaratne’s side…

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England v Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at HeadingleyCheck out the latest Cricket World Cup standingsAnd send your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 9.09am BST Good morning. Tense, nervous headache? Me neither. But trust me, it’s in the post, and …

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Unpredictable Glenn Maxwell gives turbo-charged Australia extra boost

Quickfire 46 helps keep Sri Lanka at arm’s length as Australia top World Cup standingsIn Australian cricket, one of the most intriguing games is Maxwellball. It leaves some spectators thrilled, some frustrated, many both in varying measures.Glenn Maxwe…

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Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc power Australia to victory over Sri Lanka

• Australia 334 for 7; Sri Lanka 247• Australia go top of World Cup tableOn a mild, grey, agreeably boisterous day at the Oval Australia took a decisive step towards the knockout stages of the World Cup with an 87-run defeat of Sri Lanka.It was a victo…

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Sri Lanka v Australia: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at the OvalListen to our new podcast, The Spin, and a new episodeAny thoughts? Email Jonathan or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.44am BST Mel Jones has had a look at the pitch for Australian TV and she likes what she sees. …

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka delayed by rain: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the game in BristolCounty cricket – live! Latest from around the groundsThe Spin: remembering the first truly modern ODISend your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 10.40am BST Weather latest It’s still wet, it’s still…

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The Spin | India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai in 1987 was the first truly modern ODI

Largely forgotten match saw both teams score at more than seven an over, something which is now more commonplaceWhen England successfully chased a target of 359 to win the third ODI against Pakistan at Bristol last month it was the third time in five d…

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the 11th matchTable: the latest Cricket World Cup standingsAnd you can email Simon here or tweet him here 10.00am BST 10am, half an hour before the scheduled start, and the toss has been delayed because of rain.Live from …

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the 11th matchTable: the latest Cricket World Cup standingsAnd you can email Simon here or tweet him here 10.00am BST 10am, half an hour before the scheduled start, and the toss has been delayed because of rain.Live from …

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Sri Lanka earn first Cricket World Cup win as Afghanistan let chance slip away

• Sri Lanka 201; Afghanistan 152. Sri Lanka win by 34 runs on DLS• Nuwan Pradeep takes career-best four for 31 to deny underdogsWhen Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996, Afghanistan did not even have a cricket team. So the fact they failed to pull off …

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Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan v Sri Lanka – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from Cardiff, 10.30am BST startCounty cricket – live! Follow all the latest with Tanya AldredAnd why not email Tom or tweet @tomdaviesE17 10.20am BST Cricket extends its reach:So at the Oval for Tests the people camped outside…